News tagged with airborne dust

Tracking dust across the Atlantic

Hundreds of millions of tons of dust are picked up from the deserts of Africa and blown across the Atlantic Ocean each year. That dust helps build beaches in the Caribbean and fertilize soils in the Amazon. ...

Sep 13, 2013 not rated yet 0

African dust forms red soils in Bermuda

In Bermuda, red iron-rich clayey soil horizons overlying gray carbonate rocks are visually stunning topographical features. These red soils, called terra rossa, are storehouses of information not only on past local processes ...

Sep 20, 2012 not rated yet 0

Desert dust puzzle solved

(PhysOrg.com) -- Pioneering measurements by University of Reading scientists are helping to unravel a mystery over strange properties of atmospheric dust.

Jan 10, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0

Long-lasting sensory loss in WTC workers

New research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that workers exposed to the complex mixture of toxic airborne chemicals following the 9/11 disaster had a decreased ability to detect odors and irritants ...

May 18, 2010 not rated yet 0